Trial begins for driver in Colorado crash that killed 2
DENVER – The trial has begun for a Colorado woman accused of driving drunk and killing two Connecticut librarians last year near the Denver airport.
Prosecutors say Sandra Jacobson was distracted by a dog in her truck when she lost control and hit a taxi, killing two librarians headed home from a conference.
Prosecutors say Jacobson had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit more than five hours after the accident.
Jacobson’s defense says Jacobson had a banana Schnapps drink after the accident but she wasn’t drunk at the time of the crash. The defense also says the taxi driver caused the collision.
Jacobson faces vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of 71-year-old Kate McClelland and 54-year-old Kathy Krasniewicz.